Bénédicte & Stéphane Tissot
After having picked several Pinot Noir bottles, the guy at Hedonism Wines proposed me to try a grape quite similar to Pinot Noir. He showed me this nectar coming from Jura, just next to Burgundy. It is a 100% Trousseau from 40 years old vineyards managed in biodynamic. Part of the divine nectar ages in 600 oak cask while the remaining in vats. It is SoSanté!
In the glass the wine has a ruby colour, not properly brilliant but turbid. Nothing to worry about, I think is due to the fact that the wine is not filtered. The intensity is medium, with no trace of deposits.
The aroma intensity is medium plus. There are floral perfumes of rose and violet, with hints of red fruits as a fresh cherry and a ripe raspberry. A grimmer of white pepper makes the aromatic palette more vibrant. As secondaries, notes of vanilla and cloves. The tertiaries are similar to those ones we usually find in the Pinot Noir.: farmyard, leather and a touch
In the mouth, the wine is dry with a high level of acidity. The tannins are high and polish our teeth perfectly. The level of the alcohol is medium (i.e. 13.5%) but it gives a pleasant heat wave. The tasting buds are hit by a triumph of red fruits both fresh and preserved. The strawberry flavour is quite dominant. There is also a balsamic note of eucalyptus. The secondaries are quite feeble, especially the smoke and toast. The lasting is medium plus.
Nice and well-made wine, valid alternative to a Burgundy. Don’t expect complexity or intriguing austerity. Its strength is its fruitiness and easiness to drink; moreover it leaves a pleasant sensation on the palate. It is still perfect the day after the uncorking.
Final vote: 91
Price: £37.1 at Hedonism Wines